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February 26, 2010Press Item
Last night, a single Republican Senator, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, blocked the extension of the benefits that are keeping Americans’ heads above water in the greatest economic crisis since the Depression.
March 1, 2010Press Item
In his weekly address, President Barack Obama said that the nation cannot lose the current opportunity to finally enact meaningful health insurance reform. At last week’s bipartisan meeting on reform, both sides were able to find several areas of agreement, but there were some differences...
February 26, 2010The Weekly Whip
Suspensions, H.R. 4247 - Keeping All Students Safe Act, Further Action on Jobs Legislation
February 25, 2010The Daily Whip
Complete Consideration of H.R. 2701 - Intelligence Authorization Act
February 25, 2010Press Item
Today, bipartisan Members of the House and Senate met with President Obama to discuss health care reform.
February 26, 2010Press Item
News that the economy grew by 5.9% in the last quarter of 2009 is another encouraging sign that steps taken by the Obama Administration and this Congress are working to turn the economy around.
February 26, 2010Press Item
Today, President Obama named four members to the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, which is charged with the crucial national goal of developing recommendations to return our budget to balance.
February 25, 2010Press Item
Today’s bipartisan meeting gave way to an important exchange of ideas and was an opportunity for the American people to hear how both Democrats and Republicans are proposing to reform health care.
February 25, 2010The Nightly Whip
Considered and Passed: Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments to H.R. 3961 - Extending expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act, Unfinished Business: H.R. 2701 - Intelligence Authorization Act, 2 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules
February 24, 2010The Daily Whip
H.R. 2701 - Intelligence Authorization Act (Rep. Reyes – Intelligence); Suspensions
February 25, 2010Press Item
Throughout the past year, many Congressional Republicans have attempted to use the politics of fear to score political points rather than focus on increasing our nation’s security.
February 25, 2010Press Item
Today, the House is considering the Intelligence Authorization Act, legislation that will strengthen our intelligence community's capabilities and increase our security.
February 25, 2010Press Item
A third of young U.S. adults -- nearly 13 million people -- had no health insurance coverage in 2008, according to a government report released on Wednesday...
February 23, 2010The Daily Whip
suspension, H.R. 4626 - Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act
February 24, 2010Press Item
On the eve of President Obama's planned healthcare summit, Democratic lawmakers are increasingly confident that they can resurrect their sweeping overhaul legislation after weeks of uncertainty about whether they could overcome the unified opposition of Republicans...
February 24, 2010Press Item
I applaud the SEC for adopting a new rule to restrict short selling when a stock is experiencing a dramatic decline.
February 23, 2010Press Item
Twenty years ago, the first President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, which made our nation a world leader on one of the most pressing human rights challenges of our time: the inclusion of people with disabilities.
February 22, 2010Press Item
Today, President Obama released his health reform proposal to put American families and small business owners in control of their own health care.
February 22, 2010The Nightly Whip
3 Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules